COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT INVITES RESUMES FOR THE POSITION OF: DEPUTY PROBATION OFFICER I SALARY $18.71 - $25.86 Hourly $3,242.49 - $4,483.21 Monthly $38,909.94 - $53,798.58 Annually THE POSITION The County of Riverside Probation Department has openings for Deputy Probation Officer I positions throughout the County. Resumes will be considered on a first come first served basis. Depending on the number of resumes received this posting may be removed from this site at anytime. REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must meet the minimum educational requirements of a BACHELORS DEGREE from an accredited college or university. On your resume include: the degree achieved; name of the school; city and state of school location; and date degree was obtained. TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION: Please send a resume via email to firstname.lastname@example.org as an MS Word attachment. In the subject of your email write Deputy Probation Officer I. The County does not utilize application forms for this position. TESTING IS REQUIRED: Applicants will be offered testing based on the order in which the resumes are received. To be considered for this position, you must take the On-line Deputy Probation Officer I test. The test link will be sent to qualified candidates via the email address listed on your resume. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES THE POSITION: Under general supervision, to perform pre-sentence investigations and make recommendations to the court regarding cases of juvenile and adult offenders; to supervise adult and juvenile probationers and assist them in meeting the conditions and goals of probation; and to do other work as required. Deputy Probation Officers are defined as peace officers under Section 830.5 of the California Penal Code and are subject to selection and training standards as defined by the California Government Code and the California Board of Corrections. Incumbents receive supervision and training from Supervising Probation Officers. This is the entry level class in the Deputy Probation Officer series. Under close supervision, positions in this class learn to perform office and field probation work such as conducting investigations, writing court reports, representing the department in court, and supervising probationers. Advancement to the Deputy Probation Officer II level is contingent upon: meeting the minimum qualifications for that class, satisfactory work performance, successfully completing Deputy Probation Officer CORE training, PC 832, First Aide, and CPR. • Pre-sentence Investigations and Juvenile Intake: Performs investigations of individuals and their offenses and evaluates pertinent behavioral, social, and personal information. • Prepares court reports and makes recommendations on the disposition of cases; represents the department in court and testifies regarding cases. • Investigates juvenile referrals for possible filing of Juvenile Court petitions. • Recommends if juveniles should be kept in custody or released, if the case should be dismissed, if a petition should be filed, or if other action should be taken. • Supervision of Probationers: Supervises and assists adult and juvenile probationers in the implementation of their conditions of probation. • Regularly maintains contact and communications with probationers through home visits, office visits, correspondence, and telephone. • Prepares reports to the court regarding the probationer's progress and adjustment; prepares and maintains case history records, case evaluations, and reports to the court regarding probationers. • Provides aid and counsel to probationers in the resolution of adjustment and rehabilitation problems; formulates plans of rehabilitation; assists the individual in more effective use and budgeting of monies. • May arrange for and participate in group counseling sessions for probationers and their families, and for groups of probationers. • Promotes and supports crime and delinquency prevention programs through contacts and involvement in community activities. • Deputies assigned to carry a firearm supervise high-risk violent probationers, gang members, and other special caseloads which may involve performing arrests, conducting searches, and participating in inter-agency law enforcement operations. • Attends staff, divisional, and departmental meetings; keeps records of daily and monthly activities. • Attends courses in powers of arrest and search and seizure; may restrain an adult or juvenile for the purpose of arrest and/or detention. • May participate in training other staff; works flexible hours, as required by assignment. • Due to business and operational needs, staff will be assigned to a variety of schedules, facilities, offices, and assignments. • Will occasionally work evenings, weekends, and holidays as required. • Performs other duties as required. RECRUITING GUIDELINES Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree, preferably with a major in one of the behavioral sciences. Experience: No experience required. Knowledge of: The principles of adult and juvenile probation work; laws and codes pertinent to adult and juvenile probation work; interviewing techniques; functions and procedures of the criminal, juvenile, and civil courts; community resources. Ability to: Analyze information obtained through investigation; write clear and concise reports; establish effective relationships with others: read and comprehend pertinent laws, rules, and regulations, and procedures. APPLICATION PROCESS Read this posting for special application instructions. Unless otherwise stated, candidates must submit resumes at http://www.rc- hr.com/resumebuilder/resume_submit.asp, or select "Apply" located on the online job posting. Postings may close at any time without notice. For other application questions, visitwww.rc-hr.com. All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a pre- employment physical exam, including a drug/alcohol test, and a criminal background investigation, including fingerprinting. (A felony or misdemeanor conviction may disqualify the applicant from County employment). REQUIRED PROBATIONARY PERIOD - As an Approved Local Merit System, the County of Riverside requires all new regular or seasonal employees to serve an initial probationary period, the duration of which is indicated in the applicable Memorandum of Understanding, County Resolution, or Salary Ordinance. Temporary and Per Diem employees serve at the pleasure of the agency/department head. The County of Riverside is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the County of Riverside to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability. Women, ethnic and racial minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other non-job-related factor. DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS - Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the ADA Amendments Act, and the Fair Employment & Housing Act, persons with disabilities who believe they need reasonable accommodation, or help in order to apply for a position, may contact the Disability Access Office at (951) 955- 5663. Hearing impaired applicants with telephone teletype equipment may leave messages by calling (951) 955-8688. The County will attempt to meet reasonable accommodation requests whenever possible. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION Prior to employments, candidates will be required to pass an extensive background investigation, physical exam, psychological evaluation, and truth verification process using the Computerized Voice Stress Analyzer (CVSA). The physical evaluation will include but is not limited to: Vision: Applicants who wear glasses or contact lenses must have uncorrected vision of no worse than 20/200 correctable to 20/20. Applicants must have normal peripheral fields and color vision. Hearing: Applicants must not have hearing loss greater than 30dB at any of the first three frequencies and an average loss of no greater than 30dB for all four frequencies. Hearing aides are not permitted to meet these requirements. Applicants cannot currently be on summary or formal probation. Citizenship: US Citizenship within three years after submitting a resume for employment. APPLY ONLINE AT: http://www.rc-hr.com County Admin. Center P.O. Box 1569, 4080 Lemon St. Riverside, CA 92502-1569 DEPUTY PROBATION OFFICER I Probation Careers ProbationCareers@rc-hr.com Issue Date: 07/07/11 Note: Riverside County does not accept paper resumes or employment applications.
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